Dan Bolef Papers
Included in the collection are course notebooks from Bolef’s graduate studies, and research related papers from his work at Westinghouse; of note are research materials related to masers. Laboratory manuals and other teaching materials, professional correspondence, grant proposals, and other papers related to Bolef’s time in the Physics Department (College of Arts and Sciences) at Washington University are also part of the collection. In addition, there is a large group of materials related to arms control, nuclear energy and proliferation, Vietnam, the draft, civil rights, and other social issues covering the 1960s through the early 1980s. Approximately 45 linear feet of materials transferred are currently unprocessed and housed after Series 14.
Series 12, 13, and 14 are described in separate inventories, inquire with Archives staff.
- Bolef, Dan I., 1921- (Person)
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108.00 linear feet
Daniel Isador Bolef (June 10, 1921-September 29, 2011) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He studied physics at Columbia College under Professors Rabi and Kusch (A.M. 1948, Ph.D. 1952) and during this time taught as an Instructor in Physics at Stevens Institute of Technology and an Instructor in Mathematics and Physics at the State University of New York. In 1952 he was promoted to Assistant professor of Physics at State University. From 1953-1963 Bolef worked as a research physicist in the area of nuclear magnetic resonance for the Westinghouse Research Laboratories. In 1963 Bolef joined the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis as Professor of Physics, becoming Professor Emeritus in 1983.
This collection is divided into 15 series as follows:
Series 01: Physics and Professional
Series 02: Arms
Series 03: Nuclear Energy
Series 04: Pollution
Series 05: Civil Rights
Series 06: Activism and Vietnam
Series 07: Draft
Series 08: Third World Countries and Middle East
Series 09: Politics and Philosophy
Series 10: Work by Bolef: Creative and Professional
Series 11: Tenure Cases at Washington University [RESTRICTED]
Series 12: Clippings
Series 13: Government Documents
Series 14: Serials
Series 15: Oversized Materials
Method of Acquisition
This material was donated to the University Archives by Dan Bolef on various dates between 1975 and 1997.
Accruals are interfiled or added as separate series depending on subject matter.
Processed by University Archives staff in 1980 and updated in 1992. Converted to DACS format by Miranda Rectenwald in October 2008.
- Dan Bolef Papers
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- 2021 May 20: Resource record updated in ArchiveSpace by Sarah Schnuriger.
Collecting Area Details
Part of the University Archives Collecting Area
Olin Library, 1 Brookings Drive
St. Louis MO 63130 US